Center channel help needed

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  1. Danklin26

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    I have a simple system

    JVC RX6010 receiver
    Panasonic dvd player
    Polk audio R10 front channels
    CSi175 center channel

    No matter what i do, the center channel sounds empty and thin... i guess is what you'd call it. I've tried adjusting the centerl channel level, the delay, the speaker size via the receiver and nothing makes a difference. Does anything know if this is a shortcoming of this particular speaker? Im just concerned cause no voices sounds natural from this thing. The R10's sound decent. Thanks

    Noel
     
  2. homthtr

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    Not knowing the specific models, Why not try switching (Just for Test Purposes) the Center and either the Left or Right. See how the center sounds when using one of your Left or Right speakers. and See how your current center channel preforms as a left or right speaker. That should tell you right away if it's the amp causing the problem or a defective/inferior center.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Did you mean CS 175? I couldn’t find anything on Polk’s website about a CSi 175.

    The CS 175 has a single small 5-1/4”woofer, so it’s possible it will sound a bit “thin.” Does your receiver have any tone controls? If so, try reducing the treble level, or if that doesn’t help, boosting the lows.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. gene c

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    Actually Wayne, Danklin may be referring to the CSi25 which is available at Frys.com. It's a dual 5 1/4" center that appears to be a match for the R line of speakers. Just thought you would like to know. Otherwise, I have no idea what the problem might be.
     
  5. Danklin26

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    Thanks Wayne, yes it is a CS175. my apologies. It has one woofer, which was one of the reasons i thought it might sound the way it does. I have tried adjusting tone controls and it still sounds pretty bad. Thanks for the help.

    I guess i should step up to the csi25. Anyone have luck with this center speaker?
     
  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    What is the driver configuration and sizes?

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  7. John Gido

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    Could this possibly be it?

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    If so, look here.
     
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    single 5 1/4? no wonder it sounds thin

    get the center with the dual woofers
     
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    Fry's has repeatedly put the CSi25 on sale for $49 over the last few months.
     

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